Nestle Australia has unveiled the first stage of a $9.5 million expansion at its factory in Papua New Guinea, which is expected to create 75 jobs.
Australia’s first chocolate manufacturer, Ernest Hillier, has been snapped up by Re:Capital, which plans to take the Hillier’s and Newman’s brands overseas.
Winners of the 2014 Product of the Year awards have been announced, with ALDI and Woolworths taking out the highly competitive categories of sweet treats and ready meals respectively.
Coca-Cola Amatil and the Victorian government have announced a new $100 million investment plan to assist fruit processor SPC Ardmona and the Goulburn Valley.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has confirmed that nearly all of SPC Ardmona’s plant staff are entitled to lucrative redundancy payouts of up to two years’ wages.
Fruit processor SPC Ardmona is setting the record straight in regards to its workers’ allowances and conditions, arguing that recent claims made by the federal government are untrue.
Manufacturing activity in Australia fell again in January, despite hopes that the falling dollar and low interest rates would help the sector recover, a new survey has found.
Australian Navy Bean producers, including some that have been supplying the nation since World War II are fearing a possible end to the industry following Tony Abbott’s decision to refuse funding to troubled fruit and vegetable processor, SPCA.
A new biosensor designed by a US university may be able to detect pathogens in food more efficiently than ever before.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a peak body representing over 300 food and beverage companies has released a statement in response to claims made by “Fed Up”, a documentary centred around the notion that the food industry is responsible for America’s childhood obesity epidemic.
It seems unlikely that fruit processor SPC Ardmona will receive government aid with prime minister Tony Abbott encouraging the brand to get its own house in order.
The 12th edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index was released today indicating that retail sales have enjoyed its strongest growth year-on-year since early 2010.
Food manufacturer Sanitarium has announced the sale of its Christchurch factory, where popular Weet-Bix and Marmite products have been produced, with distribution now centralised to Auckland.
Ian Harrison, chief executive of the Australian Made campaign, has been confirmed as the guest speaker for the 2014 Food Magazine Awards, which recognise and reward innovation in the food and beverage manufacturing sector.
Taste Master has been prosecuted and fined after a worker sustained serious and permanent injuries when working on an extruder machine.
Goodman Fielder has denied a formal bid has been made for its Hamilton meat business as 125 jobs at the facility remain in jeopardy.
Andrew Hipperson, managing director of Goodman Fielder’s Australian business, has been killed in a motorcycle accident, south of Nowra in NSW.
Whether you’re running a small food manufacturing business or a large scale distribution operation, logistics matters. By Aoife Boothroyd.
Trade minister Andrew Robb and others within the federal government are showing their opposition to industry assistance, expressing concern that help to SPC Ardmona could send the wrong message to struggling companies.
Pasta manufacturer, Barilla, is looking to introduce 3D food printers in commercial kitchens, allowing diners to design and print their own pasta.